Contributed on Jul 18, 2001
What should our attitude and praying be like since we have been enlisted in the war-time effort of spreading the gospel?
As your turning to Acts 4:23-31, I want to read what John Piper wrote concerning prayer. Listen to the imagery that he uses as he describes the true purpose of prayer. “Life is war. That’s not all it is. But it is always that. Our weakness in prayer is owing largely to our neglect of ...read more
Contributed on Jul 23, 2001
What does a great church look like and how can we have one?
Leadership Magazine carried a story about 4 young men, Bible College students, who were renting a house together. One Saturday morning someone knocked on their door. And when they opened it, there stood this bedraggled-looking old man. His eyes were kind of marbleized, & he had a silvery stub of ...read more
Contributed on Aug 19, 2001
God has given us in this text, three characteristics of what it takes to be an effective evangelistic church.
This week we are returning to our study in the book of Acts. The title of this series has been, “What a Church Should Look Like.” By now I hope we are beginning to see the structure of how Luke is writing. It seems as if he is flipping back and forth between two perspectives. One perspective is ...read more